Asia Cup 2020 postponed
The Asia Cup 2020, which was scheduled to be held in September this year, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, informed the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) through a media release today.
ACC also mentioned that the board will be looking to reschedule the tournament in June 2021.
"From the onset the Board was keen on organising the tournament as per the original schedule. However, travel restrictions, country-specific quarantine requirements, fundamental health risks and social distancing mandates have posed as substantial challenges to the holding of the Asia Cup. Above all, the risks related to health and safety of participating players, support staff, commercial partners, fans and the cricketing community were deemed to be significant.
"Accordingly, the Board, after careful consideration of all the above factors, has determined that the Asia Cup 2020 be postponed. Conducting the event in a responsible manner remains the priority of the ACC and the Board is hopeful that the tournament will be held in 2021. The ACC is currently working towards securing June 2021 as a suitable window for the same," read the media release.
It was also mentioned that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), who were supposed to host the Asia Cup 2020, has now exchanged their hosting rights with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). PCB will now be hosting Asia Cup 2022.